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    The Open University Page 1 of 11 The Ope n Unive r sit y St a t ist ics D e pa r t m e nt 2 0 0 5 Re por t 1 . M e m be r ship Professor M.C. Jones ( Head of Depart m ent ) Dr C.J. Albers ( fr om Sept em ber) Dr K. Anaya ( from Sept em ber) Professor F. Crit chley Dr A.E. Faria Professor C.P. Farringt on Professor P.H. Gart hwait e Professor J.C. Gow er Dr G.E. I ossif Mr I .W. Mart in Dr K.J. McConway Dr C.M. Queen Dr N.T. Trendafilov ( fr om Sept em ber) Dr S.K. Vines Dr H.J. Whit aker Long- t e r m v isit or Dr P.C. Taylor ( Universit y of Hert fordshire) Shor t – t e r m visit or s Mr A. Al- Saber ( Kuwait Universit y) Mr K. Anaya ( I I MAS- UNAM, Mexico) Professor P.K. Mar riot t ( Universit y of Wat erloo, Canada) Full– t im e r e se a r ch st ude nt s Mr C.J. Bank s ( j oint wit h Eart h Sciences) Mr S. De ( from Oct ober ) Mr D.J. Jenkinson Mr E. Mubwandarikwa Mr P. Musonda Mr A. Sar kar ( j oint wit h Com put ing) Pa r t – t im e r e se a r ch st ude nt s Ms H. Beaum ont Mr A. Garr et t ( t o March) Ms A. Gj ini Mr G. Kafat os Mr A. Ow en Mrs L. Sun Suppor t st a f f Mrs V. Spearm an, Depart m ent al Secret ary


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    The Open University Page 2 of 11 2 . I nt r oduct ion 2005 was, inevit ably, anot her act ive y ear for t he Depart m ent in bot h resear ch and t eaching. I n Sept em ber, w e w elcom ed t o t he Depart m ent , Nickolay Trendafilov, Lect urer in St at ist ics, and Casper Alber s and Karim Anaya, Post doct oral Researchers ( Karim t o w or k wit h Frank Crit chley, Casper t o w or k on several proj ect s ar ound t he Depart m ent ) . We w er e all great ly saddened t o hear of t he unt im ely deat h of our friend and colleague Professor Cliff Lunnebor g ( Universit y of Washingt on) , a lovely m an who was a r egular visit or t o t he Depart m ent t hr oughout t he 1990s. Two ‘DREaM’ ev ent s, r eviewing developm ent s in st at ist ical m et hodology bot h wit hin and bet ween t he areas of Diagnost ics, Robust ness, Explorat ion and Modelling, wer e organised as follows: a one day m eet ing on Mar ch 31 and a longer resident ial work shop, Mar ch 30 - April 2. The confer ence was sponsor ed by t he Eur opean Science Foundat ion. Frank Crit chley and Val Spearm an work ed ext rem ely hard in leading t he organisat ion of t hese successful event s. I n t he course of t he year, m em bers of t he Depart m ent published som e 26 papers in r efer eed j ournals ( including t hree in t he Journal of t he Am erican St at ist ical Associat ion) plus various ot her publicat ions ( see lat er) . Pr e- publicat ion paper s and ot her r esear ch m at erial can be found in our t echnical report series, at ht t p: / / st at ist ics.open.ac.uk/ TechnicalReport s/ TechnicalReport sI nt r o.ht m Our t eaching cont inued t o flourish. We ran five 30 point cour ses, t hr ee at second level and t wo at t hird, as well as cont ribut ing t o ot her cour ses in Facult y and Universit y. The Depart m ent ’s five m ain cour ses at t ract ed a t ot al of about 2,000 st udent s. Alvaro Faria and Paul Gart hwait e run, as t hey have for a few y ear s, a St at ist ical Advisory Ser vice t o support r esearch in ot her depart m ent s at t he Open Universit y. Furt her inform at ion on t he Depart m ent is available t hrough our web pages at ht t p: / / st at ist ics.open.ac.uk/ index.ht m l 3 . Te a ching Pr e se n t a t ion The Depart m ent present ed five courses ( 30 CATS point s each) : BM240 Quant it at ive Met hods in Business, MDST242 St at ist ics in Societ y, M248 Analysing Dat a, M343 Applicat ions of Probabilit y and M346 Linear St at ist ical Modelling. BM240 changed fr om a February st art t o an Oct ober st art t his year. Each of t he Facult y of Mat hem at ics and Com put ing’s first level m at hem at ics courses, MU120 Open Mat hem at ics and MST121 Using Mat hem at ics, cont ains subst ant ial am ount s of st at ist ical m at erial ( roughly one quart er of each) wit h which Paul Gart hwait e and Cat riona Queen wer e involved. Kevin McConway cont ribut ed t o t he pr esent at ion of U205 Healt h and Disease. Pr oduct ion Most of t he necessary product ion w ork t ook place t his year on a new 10 CATS point Lev el 1 cour se for science, m at hem at ics and healt h st udent s, SMK184 Chance, Risk and Healt h. The cour se is w rit t en around t he book ‘Dicing wit h Deat h’ by St ephen Senn. The course is t o be


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    The Open University Page 3 of 11 present ed as part of t he OU’s Science Short Course Pr ogram m e four t im es a y ear, st art ing in Februar y 2006. Chris Jones and Kevin McConw ay com prised t he Course Team . Work on our new second- level course in St at ist ics, M249, ent it led Pract ical Modern St at ist ics, cont inued apace. The course will be present ed for t he first t im e in 2007. I t will consist of four blocks on t he t opics of Bayesian st at ist ics, m edical st at ist ics, m ult ivariat e st at ist ics and t im e series analysis. On com plet ion, M249 will round off t he undergraduat e Diplom a in St at ist ics ( by replacing t he elect ive elem ent ; see below) and will also form a core com ponent of ot her degr ees involving St at ist ics. Kevin McConway com plet ed his r evision of t wo unit s on st at ist ics for MU120 Open Mat hem at ics and cont ribut ed t o SDK125 I nt roducing Healt h Sciences. Aw a r ds Our cour ses ar e cor e com ponent s of degr ees in Mat hem at ical Sciences and Econom ics and Mat hem at ical Sciences while BM240 is part of t he BA in Business St udies. D egr ees in Mat hem at ics and St at ist ics and Com put ing and St at ist ics were int roduced during 2004 and will have t heir first graduat es in 2007. The undergraduat e Diplom a in St at ist ics is cur rent ly awarded t o st udent s who successfully st udy M248 or BM240, M343 and M346 ( or t heir predecessors) plus one ot her course from a list of elect ives. The lat est available figures ar e t hat 120 st udent s w er e awarded t he Diplom a in 2004/ 05. 4 . PhD s a w a rde d PhDs w er e awarded t o: Andy Garr et t ( subj ect t o sat isfact ory r evision) for his t hesis The Role of Subgroups and Sub- Populat ions in Drug Developm ent and Drug Regulat ion. ( Super visor s: D.J. Hand, I m perial College, S. Senn, Universit y of Glasgow and C.M. Queen) . Pet er Johnst on- Wilder for his t hesis Learner s’ Shift ing Percept ion of Random ness ( j oint wit h Mat hem at ics Educat ion; supervisor s included K.J. McConway) . Bheki Twala for his t hesis Effect iv e Techniques for Handling I ncom plet e Dat a Using Decision Tr ees ( Supervisor: M.C. Jones) Ben Wright ( subj ect t o sat isfact or y r evision) for his t hesis A Bay esian Dynam ic Appr oach t o Modelling Flow t hrough a Traffic Net work ( Supervisor: C. Queen) 5 . Re se a r ch int e re st s The Depart m ent is hom e t o t hree Research Gr oups: Mult ivariat e St at ist ics ( Crit chley ( chair) , Albers, Faria, Gart hwait e, Gow er , Jones, Queen, Sun, Taylor, Vines, Const ant ine ( CSI RO, r et ired) , Cook ( Univer sit y of Minnesot a) , Mar riot t ( Universit y of Wat erloo) ) . Bayesian St at ist ics ( Queen ( chair) , Albers, Faria, Far ringt on, Gart hwait e, McConway , Vines) . Medical St at ist ics ( Whit aker ( chair) , Far ringt on, Gart hwait e, Jenkinson, Musonda, Vines) .


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    The Open University Page 4 of 11 Clearly, t hese t hree general groupings cover a huge variet y of research proj ect s in St at ist ics. Resear ch also cont inues, of cour se, on t opics not direct ly cov er ed by t hese Research Groups, of which dist ribut ion t heory, k ernel sm oot hing, r obust st at ist ics, t im e series forecast ing and influence analysis are but a sm all sam ple of t opics. St rong ongoing collaborat ions cont inue in areas such as m edicine, psychology, ecology and archaeology. For det ails, see t he publicat ions, t alks and ot her it em s t o follow. 6 . Publica t ions 6 .1 Publica t ions in r e fe r e e d a ca de m ic j our na ls Albe r s, C.J., de Roos, G.T. & Schaafsm a, W. ( 2005) Est im at ing a fr equency unseen: an applicat ion t o ornit hology. St at ist ica Neerlandica, 59, 397- 413. Albe r s, C.J., Kooi, B.P. & Schaafsm a, W. ( 2005) Tr ying t o r esolve t he t wo env elope problem . Synt hese, 145, 89- 109. Albert s, R., Fu, J., Swert z, M.A., Lubber s, L.A., Albe r s, C.J. & Jansen, R.C. ( 2005) . Com bining m icroar rays and genet ic analysis. Briefings in Bioinform at ics, 6, 135- 146. Blasius, J. & Gow e r , J.C. ( 2005) Mult ivariat e predict ion wit h nonlinear principal com ponent s analysis ( applicat ion) . Qualit y and Quant it y, 39, 373- 390. Crawford, J.R. & Ga r t hw a it e , P.H . ( 2005) Test ing for suspect ed im pairm ent s and dissociat ions in single- case st udies in neuropsychology: evaluat ion of alt ernat ives using Mont e Carlo sim ulat ions and r evised t est s for dissociat ions. Neuropsychology, 19, 318- 331. Crawford, J.R. & Ga r t h w a it e , P.H . ( 2005) Evaluat ion of crit eria for classical dissociat ions in single- case st udies by Mont e Carlo sim ulat ion. Neuropsychology, 19, 664- 678. Fa r r ingt on C.P. & W h it a k e r H .J. ( 2005) Cont act sur face m odels for infect ious diseases: est im at ion from serologic surv ey dat a. Journal of t he Am erican St at ist ical Associat ion, 100, 370- 379. Ga r t h w a it e , P.H ., Kadane, J.B. & O'Hagan, A. ( 2005) St at ist ical m et hods for elicit ing probabilit y dist ribut ions. Journal of t he Am erican St at ist ical Associat ion, 100, 680- 701. Gow e r , J.C. & Blasius, J. ( 2005) Mult ivariat e predict ion wit h nonlinear principal com ponent s analysis ( m et hodology) . Qualit y and Quant it y, 39, 359- 372. Gow e r , J.C. & Ngouenet , R.F. ( 2005) Nonlinearit y effect s in m ult idim ensional scaling. Journal of Mult ivariat e Analy sis, 94, 344- 365. Hubbard, R., Lewis, S., Sm it h, C., Godfrey, C., Sm eet h, L., Fa r r in gt on, C.P. & Brit t on, J. ( 2005) Use of nicot ine r eplacem ent t herapy and t he risk of acut e m yocardial infarct ion, st r ok e and deat h. Tobacco Cont rol, 14, 416- 421. Hubbard, R., Lewis, S., West , J., Sm it h, C., Godfr ey , C., Sm eet h, L., Fa r r ingt on, C.P. & Brit t on, J. ( 2005) Bupropion and t he risk of sudden deat h: a self- cont r olled case- series analysis using t he Healt h I m pr ov em ent Net w or k. Thorax, 60, 848- 850.


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    The Open University Page 5 of 11 Jennrich, R.I . & Tr e nda filov, N .T. ( 2005) I ndependent com ponent analysis as a rot at ion m et hod: A very differ ent solut ion t o Thurst one's box pr oblem . Brit ish Journal of Mat hem at ical and St at ist ical Psy chology, 58, 199- 208. Jon e s, M .C. ( 2005) The uniform m ixt ure of generalized arc- sine dist ribut ions. Journal of t he Kor ean St at ist ical Societ y, 34, 35- 38. Jon e s, M .C. & Pewsey, A. ( 2005) A fam ily of sym m et ric dist ribut ions on t he circle. Journal of t he Am erican St at ist ical Associat ion, 100, 1422- 1428. Kanaan, M. & Fa r r ingt on, C.P. ( 2005) Mat rix m odels for childhood infect ions: a Bayesian approach wit h applicat ions t o rubella and m um ps. Epidem iology and I nfect ion, 133, 1009- 1021. Pew sey , A. & Jone s, M .C. ( 2005) Discrim inat ion bet ween t he von Mises and wrapped norm al dist ribut ions: j ust how big does t he sam ple size have t o be? St at ist ics, 39, 81- 89. Prescot t , G.J. & Ga r t h w a it e , P.H . ( 2005) Bay esian analysis of m isclassified binary dat a from a m at ched case- cont r ol st udy wit h a validat ion sub- st udy. St at ist ics in Medicine, 24, 379- 401. Prescot t , G.J. & Ga r t h w a it e , P.H . ( 2005) A Bay esian approach t o pr ospect ive binary out com e st udies wit h m isclassificat ion in a binary risk fact or. St at ist ics in Medicine, 24, 3463- 3477. Tat a L.J., Fort un P.J., Hubbard R.B., Sm eet h L., Haw key C.J., Sm it h C.J.P., W hit a k e r H .J., Fa r r ingt on C.P., Card T.R. & West J. ( 2005) Does concurr ent pr escript ion of ant idepressant and non- st eriodal ant i- inflam m at ory drugs subst ant ially increase t he risk of upper gast roint est inal bleeding? Alim ent ary Phar m acology & Therapeut ics, 22, 175- 181. Tat a, L.J., West , J., Sm it h, C., Fa r r ingt on, C.P., Card, T., Sm eet h, L. & Hubbard, R. ( 2005) General populat ion based st udy of t he im pact of t ricyclic and select ive ser ot onin reupt ak e inhibit or ant idepressant s on t he risk of acut e m yocardial infarct ion. Heart , 91, 465- 471. Toledano M.B., Nieuwenhuij sen M.J., Best N., W hit a k e r H ., Ham bley P., DeHoogh C., Faw ell J., Jarup L. & Elliot t P. ( 2005) Relat ion of t r ihalom et hane concent r at ions in public wat er supplies t o st illbirt h and birt h weight in t hree w at er regions in England. Envir onm ent al Healt h Per spect ives, 2005, 113, 225- 232. Tr e nda f ilov, N .T. ( 2005) Fit t ing t he fact or analysis m odel in L1 norm . Brit ish Journal of Mat hem at ical and St at ist ical Psy chology , 58, 19- 32. van Hij um , S.A.F.T., de Jong, A., Baer ends, R.J.S., Karsens, H.A., Kram er , N.E., Lar sen, R., den Hengst , C.D., Albe r s, C.J., Kok, J. & Kuiper s, O.P. ( 2005) A generally applicable validat ion schem e for t he assessm ent of fact ors involved in repr oducibilit y and qualit y of DNA- m icroar ray dat a. BMC Genom ics, 6, Art icle 77. Warwick, J. & Jon e s, M .C. ( 2005) Choosing a robust ness sm oot hing param et er . Journal of St at ist ical Com put at ion and Sim ulat ion, 75, 581- 588. W hit a k e r H ., Best N., Nieuwenhuij sen M.J., Wakefield J., Faw ell J. & Elliot t P. ( 2005) Modelling exposur e t o disinfect ion by- product s in drinking wat er for an epidem iological st udy of adverse birt h out com es. Journal of Exposur e Analy sis and Envir onm ent al Epidem iology, 15, 138- 146.


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    The Open University Page 6 of 11 6 .2 Re fe r e e d, invit e d or com m issione d confe r e nce cont r ibut ions, book cha pt e r s a nd r e se a r ch r e por t s Bart kowiak, A. & Tr e n da filov, N .T. ( 2005) Feat ure ext r act ion by t he SCoTLASS: An I llust rat ive exam ple. I n I nt elligent I nform at ion Processing and Web Mining, eds: M.A. Klopot ek, S.T. Wierzchen & K. Tr oj anowski, Springer, Berlin, pp. 3- 11. Capilluppi, A., Fa r ia , A.E. & Ram il, J. ( 2005) Exploring t he r elat ionship bet w een cum ulat iv e change and com plexit y in an open source syst em evolut ion. I n Pr oceedings of t he 9t h Eur opean Confer ence on Soft war e Maint enance and Re- engineering ( CSMR) , I EEE Com put er Societ y Press, pp. 21- 29. Davies, C., Anand, P., Art igas, L., Holloway, J., M cConw a y, K.J., Newm an, J., St or ey, J. & Thom pson, G. ( 2005) Links bet ween governance, incent ives and out com es: a r eview of t he lit erat ure. Report for t he Nat ional Co- ordinat ing Cent re for NHS Ser vice Delivery and Organisat ion R&D ( NCCSDO) . DeRoeck, A., Sar kar , A. & Ga r t h w a it e , P.H . ( 2005) Ev en very frequent funct ion words do not dist ribut e hom ogeneously. I n The I nt ernat ional Confer ence on Recent Advances in Nat ural Language Processing ( RANLP) , eds: G. Angelova, K. Bont cheva, R. Mit kov & N Nicolav, I NCOMA, Shoum en, Bulgaria, pp. 429- 436. Ga r t h w a it e , P.H . ( 2005) Confidence int ervals: Nonparam et ric. I n Encyclopedia of St at ist ics in Behavioral Science, Volum e 1, eds: B.S. Ev er it t & D.C. How ell, Wiley, New Yor k, pp. 375- 381. Gow e r , J.C. ( 2005) Biplot s. I n Encyclopedia of St at ist ics in Behavioral Sciences, Volum e 1, eds: B.S. Ev erit t & D.C. Howell, Wiley, New Yor k, pp. 163- 164. Sarkar, A., Ga r t h w a it e , P.H . & A DeRoeck , A. ( 2005) A Bayesian m ixt ure m odel for t erm re- occurr ence and burst iness. I n Pr oceedings of t he Nint h Conference on Com put at ional Nat ural Language Learning ( CoNLL) , eds: I . Dugan & D. Gildea, Associat ion for Com put at ional Linguist ics, Ann Arbor , pp. 48- 55. 6 .3 Le t t e r t o Jour na l Edit or s Fa r r ingt on, C.P. & Miller, E. ( 2005) I nform ed choice, balance and t he MMR saga. Lancet I nfect ious Diseases, 5, 2- 3. 6 .4 Re se a r ch W e bsit e H e a t he r W h it a k e r is r esponsible for an ext rem ely im pressive and aut horit at ive w ebsit e about t he self- cont rolled case series m et hodology: ht t p: / / st at ist ics.open.ac.uk/ sccs/ 7 . Se m ina r s a nd confe r e nce s a t t he Ope n Unive rsit y As already m ent ioned, we ran a one- day confer ence and t hr ee- day resident ial workshop under t he " DREaM" banner, t he brainchild of Frank Crit chley, chief organiser. Speak er s at t he one- day m eet ing wer e: Vict or Yohai ( Buenos Aires and CONI CET, Argent ina) An overview of robust st at ist ics John Copas ( Universit y of Warwick) Models are usually wr ong


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    The Open University Page 7 of 11 Ursula Gat her ( Dort m und, Germ any) Out liers Marco Riani ( Parm a, I t aly) Robust diagnost ics Paul Marriot t ( Wat erloo, Canada) Local m ixt ure m odels John Gower ( Open Univer sit y) Explorat ory m ult ivariat e dat a analysis and m odelling The t hr ee- day m eet ing heard fr om Frank Crit chley ( Open) , Hannu Oj a ( Tam per e) , John Kent ( Leeds) , Guy Br ys ( Ant werp) , Laurie Davies ( Duisberg- Essen) , Ana Pires ( Lisbon) , Gent iane Haesbr oeck ( Liege) , G. Willem s ( Ant werp) , Ant hony At kinson ( LSE) , A. Ruiz- Gazen ( Toulouse) , K. Joossens ( Leuv en) , Jim Griffin ( Warwick) and Chris Jones ( Open) . The depart m ent also ran it s usual sem inar program m e wit h invit ed speak er s. Over t he y ear we heard: Cait lin Buck ( Univer sit y of Sheffield) St at ist ical issues in const ruct ing t he new int ernat ionally agreed radiocarbon calibrat ion curve Ahm ed Al- Saber ( Kuwait Universit y) Quant ifying expert knowledge for m odelling air pollut ion in Kuwait Byr on Morgan ( Universit y of Kent ) 100 y ears of m arking Daniela DeAngelis ( MRC Biost at ist ics Unit , Cam bridge) Use of surv eillance dat a t o est im at e t he evolut ion of t he HI V epidem ic Mer rilee Hurn ( Univer sit y of Bat h) Loss funct ions for som e awkward est im at ion pr oblem s Malcolm Farrow ( Newcast le Universit y) Prot ein ident ificat ion using m ass spect rom et r y dat a and t he case of t he glass slipper Mike Kenward ( London School of Hygiene and Tr opical Medicine) Mult iple im put at ion for hierar chical and longit udinal dat a Niel LeRoux ( Universit y of St ellenbosch, Sout h Africa) Som e applicat ions of biplot m et hodology in pract ice John Copas ( Universit y of Warwick) Making t he best of t he w or st case We also ran our second Annual Research St udent s' Resear ch Day, where speak er s w ere Helen Beaum ont , Avik Sarkar, Chris Banks, Alun Owen, Pat rick Musonda and David Jenkinson. And at an int ernal research m orning, speak er s wer e Paddy Farringt on, Paul Gart hwait e and Paul Taylor. 8 . Confe r e nce pa pe r s a nd post e r s pr e se nt e d K. An a y a Second I nt ernat ional Sym posium on I nform at ion Geom et r y and I t s Applicat ions ( I GAI A2) , Tok yo, Japan Local m ix t ures of nat ural exponent ial fam ilies wit h quadrat ic variance funct ion ( Post er) F. Cr it ch le y


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    The Open University Page 8 of 11 I CORS 2005, I nt ernat ional Conference On Robust St at ist ics, Jyvaskyla, Finland Principal axis analysis Second I nt ernat ional Sym posium on I nform at ion Geom et r y and I t s Applicat ions ( I GAI A2) , Tok yo, Japan St at ist ical scient ific sensit ivit y analysis: a geom et ric progr ession? J.C. Gow e r 70t h Annual Meet ing of t he Psy chom et ric Societ y, Tilburg, The Net herlands Divided by a com m on language DREaM Confer ence, Open Universit y Explorat ory m ult ivariat e dat a analysis and m odelling I nt ernat ional Biom et ric Societ y Mult i- Region Confer ence, Leicest er The visualisat ion of m ult iplicat ive int eract ion I nt ernat ional Associat ion for St at ist ical Com put ing, 3rd World Conference on Com put at ional St at ist ics and Dat a Analysis, Lim assol, Cyprus A m at rix m inim isat ion pr oblem M .C. Jon e s DREaM Confer ence, Open Univer sit y Robust ness and m odelling via four- param et er dist ribut ions I nt ernat ional Conference on St at ist ics in Honour of Pr ofessor Kai- Tai Fang's 65t h Birt hday, Hong Kong Bapt ist Univer sit y, Hong Kong The sinh- arcsinh t ransform at ion H .J. W h it a k e r I nt ernat ional Biom et ric Societ y Mult i- Region Confer ence, Leicest er I nfect ions wit h varying cont act rat es: applicat ion t o varicella 26t h Annual Confer ence of t he I nt ernat ional Societ y for Clinical Biost at ist ics, Szeged, Hungary. A sem i- param et ric self- cont rolled case series m odel 9 . Ot he r se m ina r s give n C.P. Fa r r ingt on London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine St at ist ical analy sis of cases series J.C. Gow e r Universit y of Gr oningen, The Net herlands Gener alised Procrust es analysis wit h opt im al scor es Universit y of Dort m und, Germ any Explorat ory m ult ivariat e dat a analy sis and m odelling VoC, Ver eniging voor Ordinat ie en Classificat ie ( Dut ch Classificat ion Societ y) , Zeist , The Net herlands Procrust es problem s - an ov erview M .C. Jon e s Universit y of Sheffield Som e new fam ilies of dist ribut ions


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    The Open University Page 9 of 11 1 0 . Edit or ships F. Cr it ch le y • Edit orial Board Mem ber: St udies in Classificat ion, Dat a Analysis, and Knowledge Organizat ion ( book series, Springer- Verlag) . C.P. Fa r r ingt on • Associat e Edit or: Journal of t he Royal St at ist ical Societ y, Series B • Edit orial Board Mem ber: St at ist ics in Medicine ( t o Sept em ber) • Edit orial Board Mem ber: Lifet im e Dat a Analy sis ( t o Mar ch) • Edit orial Board Mem ber: Epidem iology and I nfect ion J.C. Gow e r • Associat e Edit or: Journal of Classificat ion • Associat e Edit or: The Mat hem at ical Scient ist M .C. Jone s • Associat e Edit or: Com m unicat ions in St at ist ics • Associat e Edit or: Journal of St at ist ical Planning and I nfer ence • Associat e Edit or: Sankhya • Associat e Edit or: St at ist ica Sinica • Associat e Edit or: St at ist ical Met hodology 1 1 . Gr a nt s F. Cr it ch le y The Eur opean Science Foundat ion SACD Net wor k pr ovided 13,000 eur os t o support t he DREaM confer ence at t he Open Universit y Eur opean Science Foundat ion SACD Net w or k ( £500) t o deliver invit ed paper at I CORS 2005, I nt ernat ional Confer ence On Robust St at ist ics, Jyvask yla, Finland. Universit y of Toky o and RI KEN Brain Science I nst it ut e ( £1,000) t o deliver invit ed paper at I GAI A2, t he Second I nt ernat ional Sym posium on I nform at ion Geom et ry and I t s Applicat ions, Tok yo, Japan. K.J. M cCon w a y Joint principal invest igat or ( wit h Jonat han Silver t own and David Gowing of t he OU's Biological Sciences Depart m ent ) for a proj ect on 'Soil m oist ure gradient s and t he biodiversit y of t he Cape flora', t o run for t w o y ear s from Sept em ber 2005, funded by a grant of £84,192 fr om t he Lev erhulm e Trust .


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    The Open University Page 10 of 11 1 2 . Ot he r a ct ivit ie s F. Cr it ch le y • research visit or, I nst it ut o Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Port ugal • exam ined a PhD at Univer sit y of Leeds • is an assessor , St at ist ician Fast St r eam , Civil Service Select ion Board C.P. Fa r r ingt on • is a m em ber of t he RSS Research Sect ion Com m it t ee • is a m em ber of t he WHO Global Advisory Com m it t ee on Vaccine Safet y • is a m em ber of t he WHO Ad- Hoc Com m it t ee on EPI Serology in Relat ion t o I nt erm it t ent Prevent ive Tr eat m ent in I nfant s against Malaria • is ext ernal exam iner for t he MSc in Modern Epidem iology at I m perial College London • exam ined PhDs at t he Universit y of Cam bridge and at Universit é de Par is XI , France P.H . Ga r t hw a it e • is ext ernal exam iner for undergraduat e m at hem at ics courses at t he Universit y of Sout ham pt on • is ext ernal exam iner for t he MSc in St at ist ics at t he Universit y of Kent • is a m em ber of t he EPSRC College for peer r eview of grant applicat ions J.C. Gow e r • was Honorar y Secr et ar y of t he Sir Ronald Aylm er Fisher Mem orial Com m it t ee of Gr eat Brit ain • is a m em ber of t he Council of t he I nt ernat ional Federat ion of Classificat ion Societ ies • is a For eign Mem ber of t he Advisor y Board of I OPS ( I nt eruniver sit aire Onderzoekschool voor Psy chom et rie en Sociom et rie) M .C. Jon e s • is list ed in I SI HighlyCit ed.com • gave t he Christ m as Lect ure at OU Region 4's St aff Dev elopm ent Day in Not t ingham K.J. M cCon w a y • was Direct or of t he OU's Undergraduat e Mat hem at ics Program m e • is academ ic consult ant on t he BBC Radio4/ OU series Mor e or Less, including a cont ribut ion on air t o one program m e C.M . Qu e e n


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    The Open University Page 11 of 11 • is a m em ber of t he EPSRC College for peer r eview of grant applicat ions N .T. Tr e nda f ilov • did st at ist ical consult ing and dat a analysis for Shared Solut ions Consult ing, London, on t heir Radiography Educat ion At t rit ion Proj ect .


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